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Best HR monitorStevey2001
Jul 1, 2001 7:28 PM
What and where is the best deal on a HRM?
HR monitorCCW
Jul 2, 2001 5:21 PM
Unless you want $300 Polar w/ download charts, they are all the same.
After serious riding, you will break it or the battery connections go.
Supergo HR/cyclometer - $29
Nashbar basic $33
Circuit 7 @Ebay $49
Polar 710 $290 - bells & whistles.
re: Best HR monitorJL
Jul 3, 2001 7:27 AM
I don't know about which is the best HRM, but I thought I got a pretty good deal from on my Reebok HRM. They definitely had the most choices in brand/models that I could find.

Good luck.


P.S. If you don't live near CA, don't do ground shipping from them or you'll wait a LONG time. Spend the extra $ for better shipping.
re: Best HR monitorPaulCL
Jul 3, 2001 9:14 AM
I have a very basic Polar. Has HR, clock, and upper/lower threshold numbers with a beep when you vioate either one. Cost me about $100. I've had it for three or four years without any problems. Get a Polar. Why?? If you need a part, they are readily available. Also, if there is something wrong, they will be around to fix it.

As for deals...check out overseas dealers like or
re: Best HR monitorLardog
Jul 17, 2001 11:29 AM
Well, if you're looking for Polar's, there are a few sites that come up if you simply do a Polar monitor search that have decent deals. I've not found a place that offers them at $100 below list, which is perfectly understandable when the top of the line without some of the accessories is ~$300.

I use a Polar now, the most basic of all. I just started checking into the high end S series. Man, a true training aid if you go all the way. I'm simply looking at the S510 right now. The best deal I've found is $239, no tax, minimal shipping.
re: Best HR monitorslbenz
Aug 1, 2001 5:59 AM
The best place that I have found on the web is at They sell the mid and high-end Polars for the best price that I have found. I just recently received my S510 from them and can't believe the features that this HRM has. It is certainly a big upgrade from my old Accurex II. Also, Elite Bicycle has a live chat room where you can communicate with one of their representatives who will answer your questions about Polar HRMs. I used their chat room service to realize that the S510 was the HRM I was looking for. Definitely any HRM will assist you with your exercise goals. Good luck with your choice.